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Carmina Cognac Shell Cordovan Long Wings on Detroit Last.

 

Happy Thursday!

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Excellent shell EG's!
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Carmina Cognac Shell Cordovan Long Wings on Detroit Last.

 

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Those are beautiful.  How does the quality compare to Allen Edmonds?  I love the BLUE Cordovan shoes! 

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Those are beautiful.  How does the quality compare to Allen Edmonds?  I love the BLUE Cordovan shoes! 

Carmina to AE is like BMW to Honda.

Here are some blue Carminas for you! smile.gif

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Carmina to AE is like BMW to Honda.

Come on now, they're at least an Acura on the entire shoe spectrum. smile.gif

Those Carminas are killer though.
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Come on now, they're at least an Acura on the entire shoe spectrum. smile.gif

Those Carminas are killer though.

If we're talking about quality welted footwear, then I'm sticking with Honda: well-made, quality, reliable products (assembled in America from foreign-made parts) that will last a long time if properly cared for. Perhaps not the most luxurious or finely detailed, but of honest quality, and backed by a reputable, ethical company.

I've owned 3 Hondas, and many pairs of Allen Edmonds. Ain't a damn thing wrong with either!

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But they're not in the same league as Carmina, CJ, or Alden.
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Any ideas on how to remove the watermarks? Have brushed already but that didn't seem to help.



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Some folks have success with conditioner and a deer bone. Or wetting the whole area and buffing/brushing.

Neither has worked for me. In one pair, they just faded into a patina over time. On another pair, they eventually disappeared after about 6 months of regular wear and care. And on another pair, they're still prominent over a year later. Sigh.

Good luck.
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If we're talking about quality welted footwear, then I'm sticking with Honda: well-made, quality, reliable products (assembled in America from foreign-made parts) that will last a long time if properly cared for. Perhaps not the most luxurious or finely detailed, but of honest quality, and backed by a reputable, ethical company.

I've owned 3 Hondas, and many pairs of Allen Edmonds. Ain't a damn thing wrong with either!

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But they're not in the same league as Carmina, CJ, or Alden.

Well said. I think someone needs to make a comprehensive list of analogous shoemakers and automakers. Any takers?
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If we're talking about quality welted footwear, then I'm sticking with Honda: well-made, quality, reliable products (assembled in America from foreign-made parts) that will last a long time if properly cared for. Perhaps not the most luxurious or finely detailed, but of honest quality, and backed by a reputable, ethical company.

I've owned 3 Hondas, and many pairs of Allen Edmonds. Ain't a damn thing wrong with either!

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But they're not in the same league as Carmina, CJ, or Alden.

 

Your comment got me thinking.. as a former S2000 owner (pre-kids, as turning the trunk into a rumble seat for child seats was a non-starter with the missus), what is the s2k of AE?  The oxymoron... the fun, comparatively rare and expensive Honda that's no longer made... is it an MTO-era shell Grayson (or closer to home, the PC-famous natty shell Dundee)?

 

The Park Ave must be the Accord and the shell Park an Acura TLX, no?  Same thing with better leather?

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Some old school #8 Hanover saddles 2day:

 

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Well said. I think someone needs to make a comprehensive list of analogous shoemakers and automakers. Any takers?

 

EB as Alfa?  Fun, Italian, hand-tooled, and comparatively affordable?

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ebay purchase, Hanover Shell Cordovan LWB's. Can someone help me date these shoes.

Pictures along with my Florsheim Imperials.

 

Florsheim Imperial LWB

 

Hanover LB Sheppard LWB

 

 

 

 

 

Like the sole on these Hanover's (V Cleat sole)

 

 

 

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ebay purchase, Hanover Shell Cordovan LWB's. Can someone help me date these shoes.
Pictures along with my Florsheim Imperials.

Florsheim Imperial LWB



Hanover LB Sheppard LWB















Like the sole on these Hanover's (V Cleat sole)











I'm not sure if you are wanting to date the Hanover or the Florshiem. The position of the v cleat on the Florsheim shows it was made after 1973. For more information I will need a photo of the logo on the insole and a picture of the size and style imprint information on the side of the shoe. You can post that here or PM it to me if you choose.
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